Local department store contributes to Shafer Center, receives awards

Local department store contributes to Shafer Center, receives awards

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention received a big check thanks in part to a local department store. Workers and board members were on hand today at Kohl's Department store in Hattiesburg to present the check. 

The department store was the leading contributor to the Bill Shafer BIG T Gold Invitational, which is an annual backyard golf tournament .

The course is a home-made golf course held in the backyard of Brad and Laura Malone's home in Sumrall. The tournament took place May 9 to raise money for the organization. The proceeds totaled to $17,286.

Bo Killsby, store manager at Kohl's, received the Shafer Center "The Jackie Dole Sherill Community" award and Kohl's was given an appreciation award.

"It's pretty amazing," said Laura Malone, daughter of Shafer, who was at the presentation. "My father meant an awful lot to me so it's ironic that we are doing this on the day after Father's Day because it's a great kind of in-memory of him. I mean his service not only with the Shafer center itself, but with the community as a whole."

The Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention is dedicated to serving all survivors of sexual violence and co-victims of violent death.

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